#BBIHUT6: Tentang Buku Nonfiksi

Pernah sekali waktu (sekitar Mei sampai dengan November 2016, aku lupa persisnya), blog bukuku ini dikhususkan hanya untuk buku-buku nonfiksi.

Nah, di postingan marathon BBI HUT 6 hari ini, aku akan membahas soal masa-masa itu, soal buku-buku nonfiksi, mengapa aku memutuskan untuk mengubah kembali blog bukuku menjadi blog buku campuran, dan minutiae lain tentang nonfiksi.

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My Brief History (Stephen Hawking, 2013)

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mybriefhistory Title: My Brief History
Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Bantam
Genre: Autobiography/Memoir, History, Science, Physics
Language: English
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Pages: 126 pages
Cover: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-034-553-528-6
Award: Royal Society Winton Prize Nominee for Science Books Longlist (2014)

Sinopsis Official

Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution.

My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Lavishly illustrated with rarely seen photographs, this concise, witty, and candid account introduces readers to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books: the inquisitive schoolboy whose classmates nicknamed him Einstein; the jokester who once placed a bet with a colleague over the existence of a particular black hole; and the young husband and father struggling to gain a foothold in the world of physics and cosmology.

Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age twenty-one. Tracing his development as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A Brief History of Time—one of the iconic books of the twentieth century.

Clear-eyed, intimate, and wise, My Brief History opens a window for the rest of us into Hawking’s personal cosmos.

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My Blurbs Episode 5: Devilish Things

My Blurbs kembali di episode 5! Kali ini, saya akan membahas secara singkat tiga buku yang sama-sama memuat konsep “jahat”. Yang pertama adalah buku yang mengulas bagaimana otak kita menciptakan persepsi “ini orang jahat” atau “ini orang baik”. Yang kedua, tentang bagaimana “kejamnya” orang tua sukses mendidik anaknya agar lebih sukses daripada dirinya. Dan yang ketiga, bagaimana masyarakat berespons terhadap jahatnya kenyataan lewat enam kata, yang dirangkum menjadi satu buku.

iweartheblackhat   battlehymntigermother   notquitewhatIwasplanning

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Mellow Yellow Drama (Audrey Yu Jia Hui, 2014)

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Judul: Mellow Yellow Drama
Penulis: Audrey Yu Jia Hui
Penerbit: Bentang Pustaka
Genre: Autobiography/Memoir
Bahasa: Indonesia
Terbit: Mei 2014
Tebal: 248 halaman
Cover: Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-602-291-032-9
Award: Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia for Sampul Buku Non-Fiksi Terfavorit (2014)

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Namaku Jia Hui. Semua orang di sekitarku menganggap aku gadis yang sangat beruntung. Orangtuaku kaya raya. Mereka mampu mengabulkan semua permintaanku. Orang-orang bilang aku luar biasa pandai, bahkan jenius. Aku masuk kuliah untuk anak-anak berbakat di usia 13 tahun, dan meraih gelar Bachelor of Science pada usia 16 tahun.

Tahukah kalian apa yang paling kuinginkan di dunia ini? Menyerahkan hidupku untuk negeri tercinta. Meninggalkan hidup berlimpah materi dan membagikan ilmuku kepada masyarakat luas. Aku bermimpi suatu saat tak ada lagi orang miskin di negara ini.

Tapi tahukah kalian? Mimpiku dianggap terlalu mengawang-awang. Orangtuaku bilang seharusnya aku membangun kerajaan bisnis baru. Kerabatku berkata bahwa cintaku pada nusantara dianggap tak pantas karena aku orang Tionghoa. Teman-teman memaksaku mengingat bahwa orang-orang bermata sipit dan berkulit putih di negeri ini, harga dirinya pernah diinjak-injak dan tak lagi menyisakan apa pun!

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The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (Jean-Dominique Bauby, 1998)

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Title: The Diving Bell and The Butterfly (original title: Le Scaphandre et le Papillon)
Author: Jean-Dominique Bauby
Alih bahasa (English): Jeremy Leggatt
Publisher: Vintage
Publication date: June 23, 1998 (original publish date: March 6, 1997)
Pages number: 132 pages
Genre: Autobiography
Language: English (original text: French)
Cover: Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-037-570-121-4

 

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In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem.  After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book.

By turns wistful, mischievous, angry, and witty, Bauby bears witness to his determination to live as fully in his mind as he had been able to do in his body. He explains the joy, and deep sadness, of seeing his children and of hearing his aged father’s voice on the phone. In magical sequences, he imagines traveling to other places and times and of lying next to the woman he loves. Fed only intravenously, he imagines preparing and tasting the full flavor of delectable dishes. Again and again he returns to an “inexhaustible reservoir of sensations,” keeping in touch with himself and the life around him.

Jean-Dominique Bauby died two days after the French publication of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

This book is a lasting testament to his life.

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Belum Selesai – Kisah 38 Tahun Perjuangan Pendekar Ginjal Soak (Kris Biantoro, 2011)

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Judul buku: Belum Selesai – Kisah 38 Tahun Perjuangan Pendekar Ginjal Soak (Judul alternatif: Belum Selesai – Perjuangan Tak Kenal Lelah Sang Maestro Panggung)
Penulis: Kris Biantoro
Penerbit: Kompas Gramedia/Elex Media Komputindo
Genre: Biografi
Tebal: 172 halaman
Terbit: 2011 (re-published by Kompas Gramedia in 2013)
Cover: Softcover
ISBN: 978-602-02-2209-7

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Kris Biantoro, nama yang mungkin terlalu sering disebut di era awal pertelevisian, ternyata membawa beban tidak ringan sepanjang hidupnya. Kisahnya membawa kita melewati ruang waktu dan kembali ke titik awal perjalanan panjang yang dilaluinya. Sayang, perjalanan sang legenda panggung dalam meniti karier dibarengi perjuangannya menghadapi hidup bersama penyakit ginjal.

Buku ini menjadi simbol kegigihan beliau dalam menghadapi hidup. Dengan gaya bercerita yang sangat menghibur, mengharukan, sekaligus menginspirasi, kisahnya akan membawa dampak berkelanjutan bagi setiap orang. Sang pendekar rupanya belum selesai berkarya.

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Penumpang Gelap – Menembus Eropa Tanpa Uang (Alijullah Hasan Jusuf, 2015)

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penumpanggelapJudul buku: Penumpang Gelap – Menembus Eropa tanpa Uang (Judul alternatif: Penumpang Gelap – Jakarta-Paris lewat Amsterdam)
Penulis: Alijullah Hasan Jusuf
Penerbit: Penerbit Buku Kompas
Genre: Biografi
Ukuran: 17 x 25 cm
Tebal: 320 halaman
Terbit: 12 Oktober 2015
Cover: Softcover
ISBN: 978-979-70-9978-7

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April 1967, kehidupan Alijullah Hasan Jusuf seorang diri di Jakarta bermula. Di tengah situasi Ibu Kota yang tidak menentu dengan gelombang demonstrasi di sana-sini, bocah asli Sigli ini harus bertahan hidup dengan menjadi penjaja koran di kaki lima, mengikuti demonstrasi pelajar, bahkan tinggal di peti rokok. Namun, ketika deru suara pesawat terbang dari Bandar Udara Kemayoran didengarnya setiap malam, Alijullah pun membangun mimpi baru: terbang jauh ke luar negeri… 

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